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Organizations step up to house, staff homeless day shelter in Federal Way

Organizations step up to house, staff homeless day shelter in Federal Way
News from Federal Way Mirror:

As plans come together for a potential new day shelter in Federal Way, some community partners have stepped up to house and staff the shelter.

The biggest initial challenge will be finding a building.

Greg Sigrist, a clinical manager for housing services at Valley Cities in Federal Way, said the organization’s lease at its current location will soon expire.

Valley Cities CEO Ken Taylor “has been very serious” about finding a building in Federal Way to purchase and has committed to finding a space big enough to house both Valley Cities and the day shelter, Sigrist said.

“So that puts right there a lot of services [together] — mental health, substance abuse, we have a very strong veterans’ program,” Sigrist said. “So it’s going to be an outstanding partnership. This is going to be a very good thing for Federal Way. I was really pleased to hear that Ken Taylor has made this commitment.”

In addition, Catholic Community Services, which runs the Reach Out organization in Federal Way, has expressed interest in staffing the shelter, said Rev. Dr. James Kabal-Komoto, minister of Saltwater Church in Des Moines and a member of Soun…………… continues on Federal Way Mirror

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